Tozer on Leadership - Sunday, December 1, 2013
Trials and Pain: The Dark Night of the Soul
How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? —Psalm 13:1
Some of you know something of that which has been called "the dark night of the soul." Some of you have spiritual desire and deep longing for victory but it seems to you that your efforts to go on with God have only brought you more bumps and more testings and more discouragement. You are tempted to ask, "How long can this go on?"...
Yes, there is a dark night of the soul. There are few Christians willing to go into this dark night and that is why there are so few who enter into the light. It is impossible for them ever to know the morning because they will not endure the night. I Talk Back to the Devil, 80-81.
"Lord, You know the dark night that I endured for a number of years— and I know I'm not alone. I pray for any who are suffering today and struggling. Bring Your deep-seated peace and the assurance that the morning is coming. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient. Amen."
Reprinted from Tozer on Christian Leadership by A.W. Tozer, copyright © 2001 by Zur Ltd. Used by permission of WingSpread Publishers, a division of Zur Ltd.
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